Iraqi protesters have given Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi an ultimatum: he has until October 25 to prosecute those who have killed around 600 and wounded 30,000 protesters over the last year. Al-Kadhimi should start to put the killers on trial before the situation deteriorates and restore confidence that Iraq is on the right track.
An Iraqi demonstrator holds an Iraqi flag during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, January 23, 2020. (Reuters)
Iraqi protesters chant slogans and wave the national flag during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in the center of Iraq's capital Baghdad on Oct. 1, 2020. (AFP)
A demonstrator flashes the victory sign during a protest over poor public services in Baghdad, Iraq July 27, 2020. (Reuters)